WSBK » Sykes holds station, knows where to improve


Tom Sykes keeps the points ticking over a run to fourth and seventh at Misano, but admits the Kawasaki must continue improving.

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Marek Piechula - Unregistered

June 10, 2012 10:06 PM

Well, indeed, Tom didn't perform well today. I was keeping my fingers crossed and really hoped that after great Superpole session he finally figured out how to get good pace at Misano circuit. But... it didn't happen.

Great ride by Loris Baz. Shame that he couldn't pass Sykes and then Fabrizio due to team orders as he looked very comfortable on board ZX-10R in the second race. 6th place would be something great.

Tom and his team have to find a solutions for all their problems. I really hope Tom will find the way to become World Champion on Kawasaki.

zuzu - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 2:32 AM

Tough times for Kawasaki. Tom's been great at putting in 1 fast lap to get pole but having a hard time keeping race pace. They're beginning to look like BMW the past few years with Corser on board. BMW would get some great starts and first few laps, but then fade due to tire issues. Hope big green gets things sorted for Tom soon.

Nick636

June 11, 2012 6:43 AM
Last Edited 807 days ago

I agree.

This weekend was disappointing from Tom. I still stand adamant that the improvements they have made this year are epic, and when you see the age (years of development) behind their competition, they're still doing fantastic to be where they are. But they need to figure it out now. Tom is NO MORE AGRESSIVE THAN GIUGLIANO, yet his tyres don't last.

As for team orders being the reason Baz couldn't pass him, please, grow up children.. What wa the reason Fabrizio couldn't pull a gap, or that Sykes nearly passed Fabrizio again at the end? TEAM ORDERS? I think not.

This has still been a great start, and Tom is still in it. COME ON TEAM GREEN, COME ON TOM, and welcome Baz, you are indeed a keeper.

Marek Piechula - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 10:44 AM

@ Nick636

Yes, indeed, there were some kind of team orders. Well, said too much, it was just Baz's choice not to take away precious point from Sykes. Just look at how confident he felt.

Fabrizio could not pull away from Kawasakis, but as Tom could not overtake the Italian, it is the reason why Baz did not overtake both of them. If he decided to do this, he would have to overtake Sykes first and take away point from him. A point, that can be valuable in the end of the season.

Nick636

June 11, 2012 10:47 AM

@ Kawaguy

Dead right I think, sykes was entering corners so much slower than usual.

@ Marek

I think Baz's choice was more about not doing something stupid and taking himself and Sykes out... But he is a very mature YOUNG racer, I like him a lot. I think HE is the guy to push Sykes... I really hope Tom does know how to fix the issues they're having though..

andy - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 11:24 AM

If there were team orders,then Baz just showed he's a team player.He has no chance of the title,whereas Tom still has an outside chance,so every point is important.If Tom had made a mistake,and Baz had a chance of winning,then that would be what the team would want to take away points from others.Just common sense when you're part of a team.Haga might have been champion if Fabrizio hadn't overtaken him....

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